1. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    She's come to the conclusion she'll need a bit larger phone but will be happy to wait until the next Nokia flagship. She was interested in the 9 but doesn't like the issues with it. Lack of expandable storage was strange as well.

    She may pick up the XZ2C as an intermediate.

    As she put it. Her current phone XZ1 takes nice photos. Half the time it's the person who has no skill that takes a bad shot regardless how good their camera is.

    We watched a lot of reviews these last few days. The Pixel interested her but not enough.

    There's also the possibility of the smaller Xperia 1. Depends on how big it is

    So we'll see.
    My issues with the 9 are that I wished they had pushed it back again to use the SD855. I wish they had also gone the 256GB route of they were not going add micro SD. It is too much of a concept phone, really. I'd still own one and probably use it as a daily driver, but my biggest issue is the dullness of Android One.
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    06-16-2019 09:12 AM
  2. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    She's come to the conclusion she'll need a bit larger phone but will be happy to wait until the next Nokia flagship. She was interested in the 9 but doesn't like the issues with it. Lack of expandable storage was strange as well.

    She may pick up the XZ2C as an intermediate.

    As she put it. Her current phone XZ1 takes nice photos. Half the time it's the person who has no skill that takes a bad shot regardless how good their camera is.

    We watched a lot of reviews these last few days. The Pixel interested her but not enough.

    There's also the possibility of the smaller Xperia 1. Depends on how big it is

    So we'll see.
    I really liked the XZ2. I thought that it was quite underrated. I know the FPS kinda sucked and the chunkiness kinda sucked, but it was quite charming and the screen was very good. My issue was I wish Sony had kept the 3.5mm on it and I'd enjoy it even more. Camera is quite solid. She should have a solid experience with the XZ2C. I do agree where camera work is a bit more about the person than the tech, especially as LG likes to touy with their cameras.

    I think they finally hit the nail on the head design wise with the XZ2, and especially the XZ3. I don't mind the new 21:9 design, I just thought that there was room for both. But this IS Sony we're talking about.
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    06-16-2019 09:29 AM
  3. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Well, I see my favorite site has the X 1 for well under $900. And it's the dual SIM 128+6GB version. I'm sure the US variant will be north of $900 for the 64+6GB model. Lol.

    Very interesting these Asian variants depending on the OEM. From this site I prefer the Sony models because I ALWAYS get LTE on their variants. Same with the Nokia. The LG's however, I never do, outside of the G4. And forget HTC as theirs are the same as LG. So that's why if I was angling for this phone, I'd buy it here.
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    06-16-2019 09:47 AM
  4. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    For my tastes, the market has just moved in ways I don't like. I suppose I will always be in the minority as I don't like the popular stuff.

    I'd try a XZ3 because it fixed the one issue I had with the XZ2 - the in hand feel. It's nice they went to OLED, but it sucked they curved the glass.

    I'd try a Mi Mix 3 because I like sliders, and honestly, that selfie cam would NEVER get used for me. I'd miss the ingress protection, but all screen is a nice thing. Like the XZ3, I know the audio and battery life would be good enough for me. It sucks there's no 256GB model for the 5G variant though, even though I like the battery increase.

    I'd try a Nokia 9, well, because it's a collector's piece. It could work as a daily driver for me, as with how I use the cameras I am patient enough with the processing time. Plus, I'd use an OTG to offload the images anyways. I just think that if I want the Pixel experience, a Pixel is a slightly better buy. I'll still likely get one at the end of the year though, if I can find it.

    I think 128GB /6GB ROM is a tight squeeze these days.
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    06-16-2019 11:26 AM
  5. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    She's come to the conclusion she'll need a bit larger phone but will be happy to wait until the next Nokia flagship. She was interested in the 9 but doesn't like the issues with it. Lack of expandable storage was strange as well.

    She may pick up the XZ2C as an intermediate.

    As she put it. Her current phone XZ1 takes nice photos. Half the time it's the person who has no skill that takes a bad shot regardless how good their camera is.

    We watched a lot of reviews these last few days. The Pixel interested her but not enough.

    There's also the possibility of the smaller Xperia 1. Depends on how big it is

    So we'll see.
    My sweet spot size wise is well known in these parts: the Mi Mix 2(s)/Mate 10 Pro/XZ3/XZ2/LG G7/LG V35.

    I think that's one of the harder things now is to find that sweet spot knowing that OEMs have pushed people towards larger devices. You can easily see why - when I'm on the subway here, most of the phones I see in use across all price points are larger phones.

    Funny to see we will get to a point where 6" screens will be "compact".
    Last edited by MSFTisMIA; 06-16-2019 at 08:44 PM.
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    06-16-2019 11:48 AM
  6. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    So I'm looking at the S10 5G for the GF. If I was one of those people who wanted to not buy a phone for a few years, I'd get one of these, especially the 512GB variant.

    She'd get away with the 256GB just fine. And since she uses a Gear Sport, managing notifications isn't a problem for her. It having a headphone jack really helps. Of course it's overkill. But in her case, she's been on Verizon for eons, changes her phones every 4 years, and can get it much cheaper because of her grandfather status. I could do a S10+ in Blue (which will likely be the choice).

    Still, it got me thinking. If I were in her shoes, as much as I am lukewarm on Samsung, I'd consider it strongly.
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    06-16-2019 12:23 PM
  7. Muessig's Avatar
    You task should you choose to accept it: break 150k posts before the first of July.
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    06-16-2019 02:39 PM
  8. fatclue_98's Avatar
    You task should you choose to accept it: break 150k posts before the first of July.
    If we don’t, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of our actions.
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    06-16-2019 06:03 PM
  9. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    If we don’t, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of our actions.
    Are you advocating for people to be deported from the thread if this goal isn't achieved?

    For shame!
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    06-16-2019 08:43 PM
  10. raycpl's Avatar
    OK peeps, let's bump up the numbers!!
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    06-16-2019 08:57 PM
  11. worldspy99's Avatar
    Spam the thread like it's 2019.
    That's what the team leader said
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    06-16-2019 09:41 PM
  12. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Spam the thread like it's 2019.
    That's what the team leader said
    My how things can change over the course of a few years, and this thread is no exception.
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    06-16-2019 10:07 PM
  13. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Man, the junk they put out as reality TV...but there's lots of good lessons to be learned in this clip if people know where to look...

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    06-16-2019 10:10 PM
  14. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    A human side to this issue that doesn't get really talked about...

    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...s_24082018_cna
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    06-16-2019 10:34 PM
  15. libra89's Avatar
    A human side to this issue that doesn't get really talked about...

    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...s_24082018_cna
    Wow, I didn't even think about this. So sad.
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    06-16-2019 11:43 PM
  16. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Wow, I didn't even think about this. So sad.
    Most don't. Certainly DJT doesn't either.
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    06-17-2019 12:23 AM
  17. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    You task should you choose to accept it: break 150k posts before the first of July.
    You're welcome to help to. :P
    06-17-2019 02:01 AM
  18. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Take your time. Would rather you break in the camera first before you start the review.
    I'm hoping the phone shows up earlier than the date indicated. If so I should be able to break the camera in this weekend for sure and have a review sometime next week.

    I'm looking forward to trying out the different lenses and settings.
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    06-17-2019 02:07 AM
  19. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    So bought a case for the phone. It comes today. Phone should hopefully show up Thursday but may come earlier. Depends where it's shipping from.

    I'm contemplating getting a large SD card now.
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    06-17-2019 02:09 AM
  20. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Most don't. Certainly DJT doesn't either.
    DJT only cares about himself. No one else, except maybe his daughter, in a weird way...
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    06-17-2019 02:10 AM
  21. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    A human side to this issue that doesn't get really talked about...

    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...s_24082018_cna
    I do feel sorry for them. But on the other hand production will eventually slow down even without the issues as people stop buying phones more frequently.

    On another note with this. If Nokia (or other OEM) ever wanted an opportunity, this would be it.

    The shops here in France are stocked full of Huawei phones and I guess most of Europe is like this as well.

    Samsung is the other maker you see a lot here and of course iPhones.
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    06-17-2019 02:17 AM
  22. Muessig's Avatar
    You're welcome to help to. :P
    I'm posting!
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    06-17-2019 02:18 AM
  23. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Speaking of iPhones....

    I see Google has copied the new iPhone look completely, unless of course Google is lying...

    Personally I think the square camera thing is fugly.... If both Google and iPhone have that it's going to be a bit weird. The phones will look almost identical. Which is hard to believe. I know people say Google wants to copy the iPhone design but this is taking it to a new level.
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    06-17-2019 02:24 AM
  24. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I'm posting!
    How are things with you?

    Life treating you well? Any vacations planned?

    I'm off to Sicily for 10 days in August.
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    06-17-2019 02:27 AM
  25. raycpl's Avatar
    Speaking of iPhones....

    I see Google has copied the new iPhone look completely, unless of course Google is lying...

    Personally I think the square camera thing is fugly.... If both Google and iPhone have that it's going to be a bit weird. The phones will look almost identical. Which is hard to believe. I know people say Google wants to copy the iPhone design but this is taking it to a new level.
    If they can now away with notch and hide the front camera, why not hide the back camera too? Perhaps only the back flash can be seen.. that'll make everything discreet..!!
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    06-17-2019 02:39 AM
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